F3 Knoxville

Run Towards The Danger

F3 1.24.17
40 and clear

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

Warm Up
SSH X 25
Imperial Walkers x 20
Cherry Pickers x 10
Merkins x 10 – 4 count

The Thang
Mosey to Campus
Two lines and follow the leader doing high knees, butt kicks etc
-Lunge across foot bridge
Sprint stairs up to Ayres Hall
-Leg Throws x20 w/ a battle buddy
Mosey over and down to foot of “the hill”

o DORAS AT THE HILL (partner up)
Lunge up stairs / 50 Burpees
Bunny hop stairs / 100 LBCs

o PYRAMIDS (on grass steps in front of Neyland Stadium)
Do pyramid reps at 5 grass steps I.e. 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1:
-Box jumps
-Decline Merkins
-Step ups

PROGRESSIVE ABS (on our way back to the AO)

-Pfeiffer led flutter kicks ICx25 at foot of “The Hill”
Mosey up stairs to Ayres Hall
-Buddy Leg Throws OYOx20
Mosey down stairs to footbridge over Cumberland Ave.
-Dimples led American Hammers ICx25 on 4 count
Mosey back to AO

Count o Rama – 20 PAX
Name o Rama

– Red Writer
“Where is God at work in your life?” a mentor asked me one day. I didn’t know what to say. He made a compelling argument that for every man, God is standing in the middle of our fear, inviting us to run towards it.

Part of being a High Impact Man is rejecting passivity. Oftentimes as men we avoid/shrink back/check out when things get stressful, overwhelming or intimidating. We must choose to reject that natural tendency of passivity and step towards that fear knowing that God will meet us in the middle of it!

Challenge: Where is God inviting you into your fear today?

WAtch OUt FOr THat POle

THE SCENE: 40 and clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer


Side Straddle Hop ICx20
Belly Merkins ICx15
Baby Arm Circle ICx15
Tempo Squats ICx15

Route 66 on World’s Fair Park
We ran a distance between 11 light posts, starting with 1 rep at the first pole and then adding one additional rep at each light post until you hit 11.
Round 1: Burpees
Round 2: Squats
Round 3: Merkins
Round 4: Big Boy Situps
Round 5: Carolina Dry Docks

Mosey to the Big Ball stairs.
Calf raises ICx15
Toes in calf raise ICx10
Toes out calf raise ICx10
Squat jump every other stair all the way to the top.

COT Number off and Name-O-Rama (1 FNG!)

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” Colossians 3:22-23 ESV

Red Writer said that he is a recovering people pleaser. He talked about how part of being a H.I.M. (High Impact Man) is rejecting passivity. It’s easy for us as men to either check out of the mundane things or shrink back from the things that make us feel intimidated, pressured and afraid. But as men we must refuse to be passive and live our life on purpose and with greater purpose. That greater purpose is always found when we lift our heads up out of our boredom and stress, and see that we have a Heavenly Father and His gaze is always on us. He sees our weakness, he sees our frustration, he sees our fear; and He still loves us. His gaze and his unconditional love is the fuel that drives us in the mundane and the stress, to stay engaged and reject passivity.

“I always feel it well just to put a few words of prayer between everything I do” -Spurgeon

Stairs Stairs and More Stairs

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

• Side Straddle Hops IC to 20
• Merkins to 10 IC
• Slow Tempo Squats to 20 IC
• Cherry Pickers IC to 10

The Thang

• Mosey to BB Stairs: Do 7’s At BB Stairs Burpees and Merkins
• Mosey to TN Amphitheatre: 25’s Incline Merkins & CDD
• Remain at Amphitheatre for 11’s: Pull-Ups and Box Jumps
•Circle on Amp. Stage for Ring of Fire to 5
• 10 Burpees OYO
• Mosey to AO
o Flutter Kicks IC to 20
o Power T Flutter Kicks IC to 20
o American Hammers to 20 IC
o Pickle Pounders to 20 IC
• Count-Off
• Name-O-Rama


– Proverbs 3:31 Don’t envy violent people or copy their ways (NLT)
– Do not model your behavior after people with poor reaction to emotional or bad circumstances. We have all been there and we have all reacted poorly whether it be a violent use of language in traffic or at home or whenever but remember that this bleeds over into our family and others we are influencing. We are human and make mistakes but try to take a breath amidst the scurry and ask for humility, patience, and strength along with God’s mercy and grace. We are all a high impact man to someone!

OG Style…

THE SCENE 60 and clear at the BB for the collaborative “OG” Workout

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

– SSH x12 IC
– Squats x12 IC
– Michael Phelps x20 OYO
– Arm Circles Forward x6 IC
– Arm Circles Backward x6 IC
– BBS x12 IC

Mosey to the big ball for Station 1 of the OG collaboration workout
-Joe Hendrix up two flights of stairs
-Merkins x20-OYO
-Squat Jumps x20-OYO

Mosey to Station 2: (Market Square)
– DORAS with a battle buddy (sprint to end of Square, return, and alternate) in the form of B.O.M.B.S increasing by reps of 40
– 40 Burpees
– 80 Overhead Claps
– 120 Merkins
– 160 BBS and Squats (80 a piece)
Flutter Kicks IC
American Hammers IC

Mosey back to World’s Fair
Grab Battle Buddy and wheelbarrow across last half of infield to the water fountains

Number off and Name-O-Rama

1 Cor. 9:24-27
Points to reflect on:
1.) Be self-disciplined and run for the eternal prize
2.) We do not have to run this race alone.  We have Jesus Christ as our savior and He also gives us each other.  We are here for our brothers to run this race and be leaders in our homes, work, etc.  In society it is being pushed to be individualistic but an OG is there to have his brother’s six at all times and help each other.

Sons ‘o Fear and a Walk in the Park

84 degrees and humid

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

Side Saddle Hop        ICx20
Baby Arm Circle        ICx15
Reverse Arm Circle   ICx15
Squats                        ICx15
Calf Raises                  ICx15

Quick mosey around the perimeter of World’s Fair Park and back to the grassy area near the fountains

Wrestle Mania 2016
PAX divided up into four groups and gathered at one of the four cones set up around the field.  Instructions were to bear crawl counterclockwise around the “ring,” stopping at each cone to perform the following:
10 burpees
20 merkins
30 squats

Rinse and repeat for 15 minutes

Mosey to stairs near Sunsphere

11’s on the Stairway to Heaven:
Increasing merkins (starting with one) at the base of the stairs; decreasing StarJacks at the top of the stairs (starting with ten).

Indian Run back to the AO

Tricep dips                 20 OYO
Incline merkins         20 OYO

Rinse and repeat for four minutes

Ab-O-Rama:  Dealer’s Choice
Hello Dolly
Lance Armstrongs
Flutter Kicks

Number off and Name-O-Rama

YHC read from John 8:12.  He talked about the iconic Sunsphere and how it represented “energy” in the 1982 World’s Fair.  This passage from John encourages us to be a “light” to the world…and we should be lights in our community, our workplace, our church and our home.

YHC then prayed us out.

Wow!  31 PAX participated in the inaugural beat-down at the World’s Fair Park.  Lots of spirited mumblechatter and laughter.  This location offers much for future workouts, including lots of fields, stairs, water and greenway routes.

This AO will help us reach potential PAX both downtown and in East Knoxville.  No sadclown or fartsacker is safe in Knoxville, men.  Let’s keep it going.